A statement collar can elevate any look. Lets look at a new kind of statement collar today; one in fabric, available in a number of ON POINT prints. This can be worn over a shirt or layered over a tee or sweater to add contrast, or a pattern mixing interest. Also, it can be worn on a bare neck, above a tank, cami, or sundress to add a fabulous style element.
The Statement Collar in Fabric!
LOOK CLOSELY AND YOU WILL NOTICE A GEOMETRIC PATTERN WITH MY POLKA DOT BLOUSE. IT IS A SEPARATE PIECE AND NOT PART OF THE BLOUSE I AM WEARING.
Above my Moschino polka blouse is more interesting with a geometric collar by Ruth Eads Co. My CHANEL clip on earrings ( sim here ) lend a golden hue to my face and the pink embellished sunnies ( sim here ) add personality to this outfit as well as sun protection. The lace trimmed skirt is 3 years old and a summer staple. See similar ones here and here. This beige crocodile bag is vintage by now, I bought it 10 years ago as a custom-made piece at a designer resale shop. Similar here.
I wore pink CHANEL SANDALS TO FINALLY CELEBRATE OPEN TOE SEASON! It’s bow detail is a sweet one, yes? The gold hardware on the bag is nicely done. I love this second hang bag, bought in pristine condition from Encore. You know my penchant for both handbags and ladylike style. You also know my passion for supporting artisans so you will be glad to know my collar is made by a very talented female entrepreneur, , Stacey at Ruth Eads.
Head to toe, the whole outfit below. My Summer Fun style is all about comfort and good details.
You will see future posts featuring the statement collar in other cool patterns. You also know I love statement collars when they are bejeweled! Just glance at this post for a not-so-subtle reminder! Okay perhaps you are too tired to look back, so below I will provide the photo for you ! The jeweled statement collar below is paired with velvet gloves and an Hermes Dress, bought at designer resale, for a holiday look.
Adding a statement collar is a fun style tip.
Disclosure ** I received several pieces of Ruth Eads Co. collars and ties for review. My view is honest and all opinions are my own.
YOU can imagine I love this extra styling element. Whether embellished with jewels or beautifully crafted from fabric, a statement collar is a nice detail that I hope you will explore and enjoy.
I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend , for those of my readers in the US. Currently, I am in the Hamptons finishing my house renovation. My family enjoyed two beautiful days and now it is raining and windy. Despite all of that, ( renovating can be a bit of a nightmare !) it is great to be in this serene place with my loved ones.
Below the view from my sister’s house. I will leave you with this picturesque image and wishes for a great long weekend.
—— XOXO, Elle ——
Such a gorgeous and springy outfit, Elle! You look so ethereal. The collar is a really fun addition to this look. Love the bows on the shoes!
I love the idea of the removable collar. So fun and one doesn’t have to worry about overheating in too many layers.
What a fabulous idea for more pizzazz to any outfit, Elle. I think this could be one of those items that is easily DIYed, if you have a collar that is wonderful, yet the rest of the shirt is either not the right size, or worn out!!
You always have such a flair for style!!
I love statement pieces too! Love the vintage, summery vibe of this shoot!
-Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com
I just love how styled that outfit, right down to the pink sandals!! So feminine!!
Oh that video is a lovely place to spend the weekend!
I really like the mixed prints in your outfit. The collar is a great addition!
Hope that you had a wonderful weekend! We spent a lot of time outside enjoying the warmer than expected weather!
Away From The Blue Blog
Gorgeous outfit with superb details 😉 Open toe heels are a must now 😉
What a gorgeous outfit, Elle! You couldn’t be more springlike! That polka dot blouse is just divine, and the addition of the statement collar makes it realy quirky. I’m often won over by a garment’s collar, so there wouldn’t be many pieces in my wardrobe I could wear it with, but I do love the idea! Obviously, I’m also loving your chic handbag! xxx
Wonderful blouse, Elle! The whole look is feminine and chic. xo
Oh Elle I love the collar idea! You look gorgeous ❤️
Love the polka dots! Such a fun Summer look!
You always look like you’ve stepped out of a fancy magazine! The bag is to die for!
You always manage to look so chic and gorgeous! Demure! Loving your looks as always. What a nice blouse!
Raindrops of Sapphire
Oh, my! I love this collar. Most statement collars appeal to me but I never think of wearing one. Happy Summer!
I’m having a crush for the polka dot shirt!! Love the look SO SO much!!
Polka dots is one of my favorite patterns. This Summer outfit looks absolutely amazing on you very pretty.
i love how comfortable the outfit looks…you style every outfit so beautifully 🙂
You look incredible! I love your polka dot top! It’s super adorbs!
Love this outfit! That statement collar is gorgeous and adds just the right amount of detail! Love the pattern mix!
Elle, you look amazing! Love this look on you! Perfection as always!
Have a wonderful week!
Much love, Len
so sweet as always Len!
happy weekend !
Have a nice week!
Thank so much Gil, enjoy your weekend!
I love making a statement with my outfit most especially if the outfit is well put together… I love how you styled yours
Thanks, being visible is nice!
Elle, as usual you are right! A statement collar adds instantly chic and style and what you show here convinces me absolutely! Love the statement collars you own – I see I need also such a piece 🙂 Thanks a lot for the wonderful and very helpful inspirations!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
As stylists who love to layer I do think you should check out Rutheadsco on Instagram. Or even try DIY!
Those blouse looks amazing on you, your combinations are awesome, I love every details you put on your outfit , from the shades down to those beautiful shoes. Simply beautiful.
Sharon Elsie | http://www.diva-in-me.com
I love your Summer style motto – comfort and great details! The polka dot shirt and this amazing collar are really fun and beautiful, and so playful and unexpected. I also love the red dress – such a classy look! You always have the most charming, sophisticated and creative outfits, dear Elle!
thanks sincerely ! I do love the creative process, as I know you do!
A good motto for all, I think!
much love, Elle
You look so sweet in that first outfit with the girly blouse. Pretty and gorgeous!
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